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The Prairie Research Institute celebrates the many accomplished women engaged in scientific inquiry, discovery, and practice throughout its five surveys: the Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois State Water Survey, and the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.

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  • Pat Charlebois: Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Coordinator

  • Susan McIntyre: Wetland Plant Ecologist

  • Kelly Estes: Agricultural Pest Survey Coordinator

  • Kristen Black: Wildlife Biologist

  • Julie Claussen: Fisheries Biologist

  • Claire Dappert-Coonrod: Archaeologist

  • Tara Beveroth: Ornithologist

  • Lauren Fitts: Archaeologist

  • Connie Carroll-Cunningham: Botanist

  • Elaine Bluhm Herold: Pioneer in Illinois Archaeology

  • Sarah Douglass: Mussel Field Biologist

  • Alleen Betzenhauser: Senior Research Archaeologist

  • Tara Hohoff: Wildlife Biologist

  • Clare Tolmie: Senior Research Archaeologist

  • Jessica Ackerman: Wetland Geologist

  • Zohreh Askari: Geologic Specialist

  • Yang Fang: Reservoir Engineer

  • Nancy Holm: Assistant Director

  • Sallie Greenberg: Associate Director, Energy Research & Development

  • Laurel Dodgen: Postdoctoral Research Associate

  • Gail Kampmeier: Entomologist

  • Zoe Zaloudek: GIS Specialist

  • Srirupa Ganguly: Process Development Engineer

  • Brenda Molano-Flores: Plant Ecologist

  • Beth Hall: Director, Midwest Regional Climate Center

  • Eve Hargrave: Skeletal Analyst

  • Beth Meschewski: Research Specialist

  • Jennie Atkins: Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring Program

  • Laura Keefer: Surface Water Hydrology and Hydraulics

  • Susan Post: Entomologist

  • Madeleine Evans: Lithic Analyst

  • Alison Stodola: Aquatic Biologist

  • Andrya Whitten: Aquatic Ecologist

  • Tamira K. Brennan: Archaeologist

  • Molly Woloszyn: Extension Climate Specialist